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Building products approval certificates might be flawed

A review has found the Government's own gold-standard scheme to approve building products is badly flawed. It questions the competency and expertise of those issuing the powerful Codemark certificates.

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Important Update

15th January 2018


BEAL Certification Service Limited (BCS) accreditation (temporary) Suspension has been lifted as of 15th January, 2018.

22 December 2017


The Institute advises JAS ANZ has confirmed the suspension of BEAL Certification Service Limited (BCS) accreditation with the following statement: -

BEAL Certification Service Limited (BCS) accreditation was Suspended as of December 13 2017.

JAS-ANZ has suspended all accreditations of BEAL Certification Service Limited (BCS) as of 13 December 2017 for a maximum period of three months. Suspension is due to the failure of BCS to meet accreditation criteria as required by the Conditions of Accreditation. The suspension will be lifted only when BCS has met the conditions outlined in their suspension notice.

The Institute also advises it has contacted MBIE and received the following communication in respect of this suspension:-

All current CodeMark certificates issue by BEAL remain valid and can be relied on by Building Consent Authorities. There is no legal impact for BCAs who have relied on those certificates. While suspended, BEAL cannot assess or certify any new building products. We expect BEAL to continue to work with JAS-ANZ, the CodeMark scheme’s Product Certification Accreditation Body, to address the cause of the suspension.

Due to the timing of this suspension MBIE will release information on their website in the New Year

Nicholas W Hill
Chief Executive
Building Officials Institute of New Zealand

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